Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Matthew 4:12-23

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

January 26, 2020

Vincentian Reflection:

Every encounter with Jesus provokes a response; this gospel shows a response of discipleship that is quick and decisive. Our own call to discipleship comes at our baptism, but unlike the disciples in the gospel our response isn’t usually so quick and decisive. We spend our whole life trying to see the great Light that is the Savior of the world. But we practice the following of Jesus in the simple, everyday things that come our way: the friend who needs a listening ear, the elderly parent who needs a comforting phone call, the sick child who interrupts our sleep. In all of these instances do we hear Jesus’ refrain: repent? Turn from ourselves toward those in need. Turn from darkness to light. (Living Liturgy, p.50)

Vincentian Meditation

“Lord Jesus, teach me by your example. Make me, through the vigor of my efforts, set the world on fire. I want to give myself to you, body and soul, heart and mind and spirit so that I may always do what gladdens you. In your mercy, grant me the grace to have you continue in me and through me your saving work.” ~ St. Vincent de Paul
(McKenna, Praying with Vincent, p.67)

Further Reflection

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Reflection for January 26, 2020 

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For the grace to “repent,” turning from ourselves toward those in need,
      -Merciful God, hear us!
For the grace to respond to the call of discipleship, quickly and decisively,
      -Merciful God, hear us!
For the grace of healing to all who are ill and alone,
      -Merciful God, hear us!  Amen.

Text from svdpusa.org (Spiritual Resources)

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